After seventeen years owning a goldsmith shop in downtown Oakville, I shifted creative careers into being a painter. Inspired by a love of colour, abstract painting allows me to express emotion in a visual way.
As an avid traveler I have always sought out galleries wherever I have gone. The imprint of colourful world art continues to influence my solitary practice.
Through mark making, layering mediums and brushstrokes I use acrylic paint, graphite pencils and pastels on canvas and paper to create engaging, loose and often playful compositions. While my inner feelings inspire the work, it is the viewers’ own emotional responses to the images that bring the paintings to life.
Into my fourth year of painting, the pleasure of working in various colour palettes anchors my practice. Leaving much up to the imagination of the viewer, my goal is to facilitate a deeply personal experience for the onlooker and a meeting of sensibilities through shapes, gestural lines and a joyful use of colour.